Dave and I went to Seattle to visit his sister Josephine, her husband Gene, our two nephews Jadon and Joshua, and our niece Katelyn. We technically were in Sammamish, WA, which is a suburb of Seattle, but calling this post “Seeing Sammamish” didn’t seem to have the same ring to it. (No offense to all the Sammamishoans).
We were there for a week, which translates to about 1000 photos. Yikes! So after much sorting, deleting, editing, and more deleting, I have enough pictures for a few posts about our adventures.
Today, Part 1: Our Mega Day Date:
Since we were going to be in the Seattle area for a week, we decided to purchase City Passes, which are a booklet of tickets to all the major attractions for a discounted price. The Seattle City Pass included tickets to 7 attractions, so we set off to take on three of them in one day.
First stop was Pike Place Market.
This market is probably most famous for their fish tossing spectacular…
…but I was more impressed by all the fresh flowers, seafood, and produce!
Can you believe the price! Sooo cheap!
Aside from the bad lighting, this scallops looked DELISH!
It was a food lovers paradise. I was seriously just fantasizing about all the different recipes I could make with all the fresh ingredients. I was definitely on sensory overload!
Besides the normal staples of a fresh market, we ran into a few interesting items as well:
Oh, and we also went to the flagship location of a little coffee joint that maybe you’ve heard of…Starbucks!
I had to edit this so you get the true 1912 feel.
After we left the market we headed to our first City Pass destination, a harbor cruise tour.
But not before a quick touristy photo-op.
The cruise took us down the Seattle waterfront, and around parts of Puget Sound. Here are some of the shots:
After the cruise we grabbed a quick lunch (which tasted terrible, was over priced, and not worth sharing photos of) and then hopped on the monorail to visit the Space Needle and EMP Museum.
The Space Needle was beautiful, as were the views from the top. I actually enjoyed the view so much that I didn’t take too many pictures!
Last stop of the day was the EMP Museum. If you’re like me and are wondering what the heck “EMP” stands for, I’ll tell you: Experience Music Project.
This was one of the coolest museums I’ve been to in awhile, probably because I’m a music lover. In addition to exhibits about Nirvana, Horror Movies, Jimi Hendrix, Avatar, and more, they even had a music lab where you can play real instruments in sound proof booths. We had so much fun!
Here’s a little factoid, Dave actually does play both these instruments!
And despite this overly dramatic face, I actually did major in music.
So that ends part 1 of our trip. See what I mean by “Mega Day Date?” We did go to dinner after all this too, but sadly no pictures were taken.
Up next, some pics of neice/nephew fun!